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The Creator Of ‘BoJack Horseman’ Comes From A Home Of Funny Jews

SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — While growing up in Palo Alto, Raphael Bob-Waksberg was a serious consumer of popular culture. He would watch TV for hours on end and view movies over and over until he memorized them. In particular, he was a huge fan of “The Simpsons.”

"93Queen"

The TV premiere of a doc about tenacious chasidic women who are smashing the patriarchy. They are changing a community from within with the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in NYC. Click for trailer.

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"From the East"

(Sept. 14 & 15) — With the fall of the Soviet Union still fresh in memory, legendary film director Chantal Akerman documented a hard world ahead — and the last 25 years have proven her nothing if not prophetic.

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"Ophuls and Godard: The Meeting in St. Gervais"

The director of "The Sorrow and the Pity," one of the essential filmed documents of the Holocaust, and the French New Wave icon discuss Jewish identity and la politique des auteurs in a 2010 documentary. 

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"From the East"

(Sept. 14 & 15) — With the fall of the Soviet Union still fresh in memory, legendary film director Chantal Akerman documented a hard world ahead — and the last 25 years have proven her nothing if not prophetic.

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"Longing"

(Sept. 14-20) — Ariel, a well-off, childless man, gets a phone call from his college girlfriend. She needs to tell him a couple of very surprising things: first, they have a lovely son. Click for trailer.

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"The Oslo Diaries"

With tensions once again rising, this timely film premieres on HBO on the 25th anniversary of the Accords. It features never-before-seen archival footage and exclusive interviews with key players. Click for trailer. 

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"The Cakemaker"

Thomas, a German baker, is having an affair with Oren, a traveling Israeli businessman married to a woman. When Oren dies in a car crash, Thomas travels to Jerusalem under a false identity. Click for trailer.

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Joshua Malina And Lisa Edelstein Star In Hillel’s Get-Out-The-Vote Campaign Video

(JTA) — Joshua Malina and Lisa Edelstein are among the actors and comedians starring in a campaign launched by Hillel International to encourage college students to vote.

"1945"

(Sept. 2-5) — A quaint village is forced to face up to its ill-gotten gains from World War II. Shot in lustrous B&W, the film is "a fresh, intelligent cinematic approach to a difficult topic" (Variety). Click for trailer.

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